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Swim and dive floats at second meet

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Provided by You-Ning Chou
Being one of only 24 teams qualifying for state, the Redhawks competed UIL 5A state swim and dive meet Friday through Saturday. One Redhawk soared above the rest, with senior Avery Langan finishing 9th in the 100 meter.

Going fin to fin with Heritage, Centennial, and Independence Tuesday, the swim and dive team faced a strong current, but produced positive results, with a total of 16 podium finishes.

“Overall, the outcome was decent,” head swim coach Zachariah Gnoza said. “We had a few ups and downs but finished strong. I saw opportunities to learn and grow as a team, and we will be discussing these opportunities at our next practice.”

According to Gnoza, one of those opportunities is adapting to circumstances.

“Everyone raced their hearts out,” he said. ”The day before PSAT and a late night would be challenging for anyone [but] we could improve on our overall attitude to our events. Sometimes we have to try new things, and they might not go as planned, but change can be a good thing, it can help challenge ourselves [and] it can help us develop a positive mindset going forward.”

In the eyes of junior You-Ning Chou, the team put up solid results but can still improve.

“I feel that this meet everyone did decently good,” Chou said. “One thing the team can work on is not getting disqualified as much.”

 

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Zachary Moland is a sophomore in his second year on Wingspan as a sports reporter. He is also a member of Academic Decathlon. Outside of school, Zachary is a Boy Scout working on his Eagle rank. He can also be found listening to music, reading, watching movies and TV shows, and car/plane-spotting. Contact Zachary: zachary.moland.698@k12.friscoisd.org

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